Communities of Practice : Critical Perspectives

Communities of Practice : Critical Perspectives

Book Title: Communities of Practice : Critical Perspectives

Author: Linda Booth Sweeney

Format: Paperback | 200 pages

Publication Date: 19 Nov 2007

ISBN-13: 9780415364744

This benchmark text provides an accessible yet critical introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource development.


This book charts the development of the idea of communities of practice and explores the key relationship between learning and identity among:








newcomers and `old timers'
male and female workers
the low skilled and the high skilled
professionals and managers
adults and adolescents.





Drawing on international empirical studies and adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book is useful reading for all students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in work, employment, labour markets, learning, training or education.